Photo: The Royal couple meets the harbor master Roger Antonsen and Mayor Ole L. Haugen in Hitra harbor. The Flower children: Anna H. Kjerringvåg-9years, Marius Thorvaldsen 9 years also welcomed the Royal couple.
It impressed the royal couple when they opened this year's County visit there Tuesday. The theme of the visit was Hitra labor and aquaculture, and it was welcomed in six languages, with 50 nations flag waving in the wind.
- The annual county trip is something the king and I look forward to most during the year. When we visited Hitra that Highnesses in 1989, pointed arrows down here. Now is the growth of the aquaculture industry and population, confirmed Queen Sonja in her speech after the welcome from residents and Mayor Ole Haugen (AP).
Cheer The island edge of the ocean posed no precipitation when the royal couple arrived Vikan with King longboat from the Royal Yacht. After a warm welcome with flowers and tall bar cheer it on to coastal museum tour, festival and entertainment.
King and Queen insight into Hitra culture through aquaculture exhibition "Ægir" and was presented with the artwork "By sea, we come." There was also talk with immigrant women who spoke about her meeting with the hitter community. The 53 nations are represented among the municipality about 4.400 inhabitants.
The Royal Yacht took the royal couple on to Freya, where the second part of the day was spent. Also where did the royal couple impressed the development and population growth. As the Hitra investment in aquaculture has been a key part of the success formula.
- Unlike the Norse tales, the aquaculture of Freya a thing from reality, King Harald in his speech. King was impressed with the growth of the local business community and how the increased need for labor is fixed in a municipality that struggled fraflytning and decline. The solution was immigration and the challenges it has created have been solved creatively. - There can not be many local newspapers in Norway with news in English, Polish, Lithuanian and Russian, the king said in his speech.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today